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    [TV/Books]The Strain (Spoilers)

    The Strain



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    The Strain is a horror show done by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan based off a series of books also by Del Toro and Hogan.


    "A plane lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport with the lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors. The situation deteriorates when the bodies begin disappearing from morgues. Goodweather and a small group of helpers find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the entire city, from an ancient threat to humanity."

    More info: (Books) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Strain
    More info: (Show) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Strain_(TV_series)


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    Wondering who else watched the pilot tonight. I really enjoyed it overall, the creature design is amazing and it has a nice cast. Aside from the initial cheesy dialogue and obligatory stupid actions from government officials, I thought it was really well done, excited to see where it goes!
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    My GF and I loved it! Guillermo Del Toro really has a knack for horror/monsters man. I am so glad we are getting a brutal/dark take on vampires after the god awful shite we have had recently. Enjoying the cast, especially Walder Frey(David Bradley really is a great actor) and omg its Sam Wise!! good to see him getting more roles. Really hope they don't focus too much on the kid/family drama though. I understand the need for a heroes back story/family thing but it was the weakest part of the episode.

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    i liked it. didnt like the autopsy scene with the music. reminded me way too much of helix. loved what dracula or whoever the main monster is looked like and the smashing head scene. kinda turned me on! im sick like that. instant flashback of game of thrones if you know what i mean

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    i've attempted to watch it but gave up somewhere around the middle... boring as fck and so generic... also that cast, are those some random peopel from walmart or something? at least give them time to read "acting for dummies"...

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    "A massive vampiric epidemic brought in by a plane flight that lands in New York City " Cant they come up with something better than this, its getting REALLY old...>_>
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    We recorded it, I hope to remember to watch it when I get home.

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    It was ok. It was a modern vampire tale that borrowed from classic vampire tales. Such as the coffin of soil - that is from original folklore of vampires, they needed to sleep in their "home turf" soil to regen. We had an old vampire hunter type, seperating head from body and burning of remains to truely kill them. Otherwise it was sorta slow, I guess they needed some character build-up. I will watch edpisode 2 before truely judging - but I know I didn't hate it.

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    Enjoyed the pilot, let's hope they don't ruin it.
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    Hey, lets open some ancient looking box thats not on the manifest in an open area without protection. Seems like a reasonable action for the cdc.

    Thats always boggles me with tv shows. Professionals act like they are the biggest idiots.

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    Ive read the books and the comics, really enjoyed watching it. My only problem is the sword cane isnt tall enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolk View Post
    "A massive vampiric epidemic brought in by a plane flight that lands in New York City " Cant they come up with something better than this, its getting REALLY old...>_>
    Look up information on it before you judge it for being generic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pvt Hudson View Post
    Ive read the books and the comics, really enjoyed watching it. My only problem is the sword cane isnt tall enough.
    Yeah I thought the same thing, but I was thinking maybe he resized it for himself? I can't see Del Toro leaving out a random detail like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesftw View Post
    i've attempted to watch it but gave up somewhere around the middle... boring as fck and so generic... also that cast, are those some random peopel from walmart or something? at least give them time to read "acting for dummies"...
    I don't think you quite know what you're talking about. They have a really strong cast, notably Corey Stoll from House of Cards. Second link I provided.

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    Cheers for the heads up, just watched it online, enjoyed it quite a bit, definitely a nice break from the usual fangirl vampire pish.

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    I'd forgotten that this was was coming out to be honest...thank you for the reminder! First episode was very good, in my opinion, a bit slow at times but then it was only the first episode and so there obviously has to be a build up of characters/location/etc. I'm really looking forward to the actual outbreak because if I remember the comics rightly, it builds up and up (with disappearances and such) and then it goes downhill for us humans brutally fast and that's something that's actually quite rare in zombie/vampire movies, seeing the outbreak actually building. Normally it just "happens" and then its there, or the heroes are dealing with the aftermath alone....anyway, like I say, really enjoyed the first episode and I look forward to the rest.

    PS: That scene where he walks backwards (if you've seen it you know what i mean), that was creepily brilliant
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Zait- View Post
    Look up information on it before you judge it for being generic.

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    Yeah I thought the same thing, but I was thinking maybe he resized it for himself? I can't see Del Toro leaving out a random detail like that.

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    I don't think you quite know what you're talking about. They have a really strong cast, notably Corey Stoll from House of Cards. Second link I provided.
    Corey Stoll is one of the most coveted actors around after his stint on HoC, he turned down a bunch of stuff for The Strain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teroseth View Post

    PS: That scene where he walks backwards (if you've seen it you know what i mean), that was creepily brilliant
    It reminded me of Zoidberg a bit xD

    I want it to be a gif so badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Zait- View Post
    It reminded me of Zoidberg a bit xD

    I want it to be a gif so badly.
    Haha, dammit, I can't unsee that now, I'll never be able to take that scene seriously again xD
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    If Guillermo del Toro is involved you can bet your ass it has some gory weird shit going on. The man is twisted.
    ...and then I got banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardball View Post
    If Guillermo del Toro is involved you can bet your ass it has some gory weird shit going on. The man is twisted.
    In a super awesome way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardball View Post
    If Guillermo del Toro is involved you can bet your ass it has some gory weird shit going on. The man is twisted.
    Hhehehheehe


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    my wife and i enjoyed the pilot episode very much, the counseling scene was a bit dry but the horror moments were fucking great. i got legitimately scared and i haven't felt that in a while....that poor man's head...definitely wasn't expecting a hulk smash to the head.

    definitely going to be watching this series

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